Onion Pakoda/Pakora – Step by Step

'Karukk morukk' is how we Tamilians describe the sound that you will hear when you bite into these crispy, crunchy, deep fried and flavourful morsels of onion pakoda coated in warm spices and gram flour! There's a reason why rain and onion pakoda (also bajji) are a match made in heaven. Biting into a pakoda … Continue reading Onion Pakoda/Pakora – Step by Step

Kaara Boondhi / Khara Boondi

'Boondhi' is derived from the root word 'boondh' which means drops or droplets. It involves the process of dropping the chickpea flour batter from a perforated ladle, and the round droplets frying to a crisp in the hot oil. The boondi adapts well to sweet as well as savoury flavours. This recipe here is the … Continue reading Kaara Boondhi / Khara Boondi

Gulab Jamun made with Homemade Khoya/ Khova/ Mawa : Step by Step

Gulab Jamun / Gulab Jamoon is one of my most favourite sweets since childhood 🙂 In fact, one of my favourite pastimes back then was to collect all the sugar syrup after the jamuns were eaten up, and then eat it out of a bowl with a spoon! I cannot even imagine doing that now, … Continue reading Gulab Jamun made with Homemade Khoya/ Khova/ Mawa : Step by Step

Fried Fruit Pies filled with Cranberry & Blackberry Orange Jam

Hello!   For people who know DH, he's generally very calm and collected about things. And when I say things, I also mean in his reaction to food. Its really rare that I've seen him enthusiastically appreciate food and ask for more. The most superlative acknowledgement coming from him so far has been 'its good'; … Continue reading Fried Fruit Pies filled with Cranberry & Blackberry Orange Jam